Thoracic empyema due to Streptococcus intermedius.

W. J. Roy, T. M. Roy, G. J. Davis

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With improved laboratory identification procedures, Streptococcus milleri (intermedius) is becoming recognized as an important human pathogen with the potential to form abscesses in a wide range of organs. The occurrence of a rapidly progressive and toxic empyema due to this organism in an otherwise healthy young adult without a predisposing lower respiratory tract infection allows us to examine the possibility that this microbe may be a significant but frequently unrecognized cause of adult empyema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-562
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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